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Chinese teachers to be tested every five years


September 10th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) Teachers in Chinese business hub Shanghai will be the first in the country to take five consecutive exams every five years in order to keep their ... Read more...

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In China, volunteer lawyers helping the poor


July 15th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS)In a drive worth emulating by lawyers in other parts of the world, volunteer lawyers and law students have come forward in China to offer assistance to ... Read more...

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China helps 12 mn quake-hit people with $137 bn expenditure


February 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China spent 866 billion yuan (about $137 billion) over reconstruction work in its quake-hit Sichuan province, helping over 12 million people in repairing houses and ... Read more...

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China spends $79 mn from lottery on poor


January 27th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS) A total of 500 million yuan (around $79 million) from China's lottery earnings has been used to financially support underprivileged school students and teachers, the education ... Read more...

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Rainstorms, floods affect 3.8 mn in China


August 17th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Over 3.8 million people have been affected by a recent wave of rain storms and floods that hit various parts of China and left at least ... Read more...

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17 dead in China floods


July 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in China's 11 provinces have left at least 17 people dead, including four children, officials said.The ministry of ... Read more...

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China disasters affected 430 mn people in 2010


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) Various disasters in China affected over 430 million people last year, according to a government report.A total of 7,844 people were dead or missing, Xinhua reported ... Read more...

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China to “basically eradicate poverty” by 2020: Wen Jiabao


March 7th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.7 (ANI): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that China will "basically eradicate poverty" by 2020.Wen told a panel meeting of the National People's Congress that the State Council is drafting ... Read more...

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Tibetans not seeking ‘greater Tibet’: Dalai Lama


February 13th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said he is not seeking a 'greater Tibet' as alleged by China, but reiterated that he cannot forsake responsibility towards finding ... Read more...

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Snowfall eases drought in China


February 11th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) Widespread snowfall in the past two days has helped ease a severe drought gripping China's winter wheat producing regions, said officials.The snowfall occurred in the areas along ... Read more...

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3,185 dead in China floods in 2010


September 1st, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Floods triggered by torrential rains in China in 2010 have left a total of 3,185 people dead and at least 1,060 are still missing, the ministry of ... Read more...

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Dissident says China premier’s caring image a sham


August 17th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.17 (ANI): A Chinese dissident is facing the possibility of being sent to jail for rubbishing Premier Wen Jiabao's image as a kindly, caring grandfather in his book.The picture of tearful ... Read more...

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China releases pregnant pandas into the wild


July 26th, 2010 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) A panda research centre in China has released four "well-selected" pregnant giant pandas into the wild, expecting them to deliver their cubs out of captivity. The Wolong China ... Read more...

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At least 107 killed in China torrential rains


July 14th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): At least 107 people have been killed and 59 are missing following torrential rains and severe flooding in ten provinces along the Yangtze River in China.According ... Read more...

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Mental disorders major health issue in China


April 30th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): A national survey has found that mental disorders are becoming a major public health problem in China, with about 17.5 percent of Chinese adults suffering from different ... Read more...

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China quake toll mounts to 1,484


April 18th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 18(ANI): The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck a Tibetan area in northwest China's Qinghai Province rose to 1,484 on Sunday morning, with another 312 declared missing.Wednesday's ... Read more...

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Apple prices to go up as supply from China drops


April 18th, 2010 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Apple prices may go up in the international markets as China, a major supplier of the fruit, has reported a drop in their supply this week due ... Read more...

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China quake toll mounts to 1,100, hopes for survivors fade


April 17th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 17(ANI): The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck a Tibetan area in northwest China's Qinghai Province rose to 1,100 on Saturday morning, with another 417 remaining missing.Wednesday's ... Read more...

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Severe sandstorm plagues Beijing


March 20th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 20 (ANI): A severe sandstorm hit Beijing on Friday night, packing the Chinese capital with strong winds and tonnes of sand.On Saturday morning, the Beijing residents woke up to see ... Read more...

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China to draft policies for Tibet, Xinjiang’s development this year: Wen Jiabao


March 5th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 5 (ANI): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday said his government will draft policies this year to boost development in Xinjiang and Tibet as well as other Tibetan-inhabited areas."We will ... Read more...

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Chinese pandas spotted eating bones rather than bamboo (Lead, Changing Dateline)


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Some Chinese pandas have started eating animal bones instead of their traditional diet of bamboo, state-run China Central Television has said. The bizarre change in the endangered ... Read more...

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China chalks out plan for lasting stability in Tibet


January 24th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China has formulated a plan for lasting stability in Tibet, it was announced at a high-level meeting held here. The meeting, attended by Chinese President Hu Jintao and other ... Read more...

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Dharamsala releases video appeal about plight of Tibetans


August 29th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Aug 29 (ANI): In an attempt to bring plight of the Tibetans to the notice of the international community, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) in Dharamsala has ... Read more...

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China sends activist, daughter to labour camp


July 17th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 17 (DPA) China has sentenced a well-known environmental activist and his daughter to "reform through labour" after accusing them of "endangering state security" by disclosing details of radioactive pollution from ... Read more...

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Two Tibetan women arrested after protests


March 7th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (DPA) Two Tibetan women were arrested for staging separate protests that were critical of China in the Chinese province of Sichuan, an advocacy group for Tibet said Saturday. A nun ... Read more...

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China says no independence or autonomy for Tibet


March 2nd, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (RIA Novosti) The Chinese government has reiterated its claim on Tibet and said the region would not be granted independence or autonomy, a report published Monday said. The document, published ... Read more...

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China to get 710 million dollar loan from World Bank for quake recovery


February 13th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Beijing, Feb.13 (ANI): China is to receive 710 million US dollars from the World Bank as a loan to help rebuild its earthquake-hit areas. According to reports, the loan will be used ... Read more...

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China’s drought slightly eased by rainfall


February 10th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (Xinhua) China's drought has been slightly eased by rainfall in four provinces, an official said Tuesday.E. Jingping, secretary-general of the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief ... Read more...

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China employs artificial means to create rains in drought-hit provinces


February 9th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): China has employed artificial means to create rains in at least seven provinces to alleviate a rare drought that has hit the areas.Reports from the China ... Read more...

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China to divert water from rivers to ease drought: official


February 8th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (Xinhua) China will divert water from its two longest rivers to irrigate the drought-hit areas in the country's north, an official said. Water from the country's longest river, the ... Read more...

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Post-quake rebuilding in China poses new threats to pandas


January 30th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Experts have said that hasty rebuilding in southwestern China, which was affected by a major earthquake in May 2008, poses new threats to the long-term viability of ... Read more...

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China quake survivors get over $1 bn in government aid


January 4th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (Xinhua) China Sunday said that more than 10.7 billion yuan (about $1.6 billion) in government aid were distributed to the survivors of the devastating May 12 earthquake last year. ... Read more...

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Chinese health ministry says only six infants died of tainted milk powder


December 2nd, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec.2 (ANI): Chinas Ministry of Health has claimed that only six infants died from consuming melamine-tainted milk powder. According to the official Xinhua news agency, health ministry experts have looked into ... Read more...

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China to launch third manned spacecraft Thursday


September 24th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jiuquan (China), Sep 24 (Xinhua) China will launch its third manned spacecraft Shenzhou-7 Thursday, a spokesperson of the space programme said Wednesday. The Shenzhou-7, carrying three astronauts, will be launched on a ... Read more...

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Liquid milk sold by three Chinese firms contaminated


September 19th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Liquid milk sold by three leading Chinese companies is contaminated with melamine, leading to four infant deaths caused by the chemical.The fourth death was reported from ... Read more...

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